Humboldt Peak Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Humboldt Peak Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.7 miles 4330 feet Out & Back

dog friendly






nature trips

rock climbing




wild flowers


This 14er as unbelievable views of alpine lakes and the neighboring Crestone Needles This is a beautiful overnight of just over 10 miles that will bring you to a the top of a non-technical 14er. Although Humboldt is pretty easy to climb you'll be impressed at the neighboring Crestone Needles which are some of the most dificult to climb. Make sure to bring a fishing pole as the South Colony Lakes are stocked with trout where you will be camping.

1 year ago

South Colony Lakes area is one of the best in Colorado and Humboldt Peak offers great views. As many cutthroats as you can catch!

1 year ago

Amazing views of the lakes and surrounding mountains!

1 year ago

Had a lot of fun camping and hiking to the top.Camped at 10,000ft above the lake ,what a view.

2 years ago

This is a great way for one to knock off his/her first 14er. The information on this page is incorrect, as the access to the original trailhead is now blocked to traffic. Starting from the current trailhead (requires 4 WD access) is closer to 16 mi. round trip. Once you get off the dirt road, it's a beautiful hike through aspen forest, above the tree line through alpine lakes, and then the ascent to the summit.